IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 24 / Issue 6 / pii/2003221

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Open Access Case Report

Malignant vulvar melanoma: Colposcopic evaluation and review of the literature. A case report

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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of L'Aquila, Italy
2 Department of Anatomopathology, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2003, 24(6), 523–526;
Published: 10 December 2003
Abstract

Because of the rarity of this kind of vulvar neoplasia, the diagnostic difficulties (clinical and histopathological) conditoning the therapeutic approach and the missing iconographical material, we report a case of vulvar melanoma seen at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of L'Aquila in April 2001, together with a review of the literature. Owing to radical vulvectomy and bilateral inguinal lymphadenectomy with the Byron three-incision approach the histological report was: epithelioid cell apigmented melanoma radially spreading (MMSS), a tumor-free margin of at least 1.7 cm with sufficient lympholitic infiltration.

Keywords
Vulvar melanoma
Colposcopy
Lymphadenectomy
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